Recently on this blog, we discussed how several Tesla employees suffered repetitive stress injuries while on the job. These workplace injuries may seem relatively minor, but, they can, in fact, be quite serious. They may require extensive surgery, a medication regimen, and an extensive amount of time in rehabilitation. Other on-the-job injuries, such as scaffolding and ladder falls, can leave a worker with serious injuries. While trying to recover their health, these individuals can find it hard to make ends meet. After all, while they are unable to work, they are unable to earn a wage.
This is why the workers' compensation system exists: to help those who have been hurt while performing their job duties. When successfully obtained, claimants can receive cash benefits that can help them recoup their lost wages, pay their medical expenses, and pay for rehabilitation costs. This allows them to focus on reclaiming their health and getting back to work quickly, rather than allowing their condition to go untreated, thereby preventing them from getting back on the job.